Linguistically Aware – Episode August 18, 2020

30 minutes

In this episode of Linguistically Aware, Dusan talks to Dr. David Sidhu about the ways in which sounds of language can be symbolic. They talk about the reasons why we project meaning to certain sounds, why some sounds are melifluous and gentle, why other sounds are intense and strong, what lies behind our names, and how parents choose names for their babies.